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Ken Block is Back in Gymkhana 5, The Ultimate Urban Playground…

High adrenalin stunt driving blast back onto the internet with the release of Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5: Ultimate Urban Playground. Seeming to defy physics and direction Block returns to his roots with fast, raw and precise tarmac churning insanity. Executed with sublime control Block owns the rally bred Fiesta, making it twist and turn, bucking under the strain.

Shot over 4 days in the San Francisco bay area the video is undoubtedly 9.52 seconds of insanity behind the wheel, 8.5 million views in 2 days can’t be wrong. A major part of the port is taken over by Block and his team, turning the picturesque harbor city into his playground, and Ken is the only one on the block. With the city seemingly to himself Block climbs aboard his 2012 Ford Fiesta HFHV, 650 bhp and 0-100kph in 1.8 seconds, unleashing the rubber torturing power.

Included for your viewing pleasure is Gymkhana 5: Ultimate Urban Playground, press the play button and be amazed no-one, cars included, died in the making of this film.

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Kenny of the Block, Gymkhana 4…

FROM 2011. The anticipation has been building for WEEKS. Monster fans, petrol heads and rally junkies have been holding their breath for Gymkhana 4, Ken Blocks next extreme driving video. Hold your breath no longer Gymkhana fans number 4 is here, Kenny of the Block and Monster World Rally have teamed up once more to bring us this next adrenalin charged film and it delivers.

Filmed on the backlot of Universal Studio’s in California the Gymkhana series takes on Hollywood production values, the director Ben Conrad –Zombieland and 30 Seconds or Less– delivers explosions, effects, and some amazing camera work, with the super slow motion shots being put to great effect. While Gymkhana 3 was pure driving and adrenalin Gymkhana 4 tries to be more, it’s got humour and pazaz, it will make you chuckle then throw you back n you seat.

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